Mess with Someone

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To provoke someone, to bother someone, to frustrate a person

Etymology:

  • This is a somewhat modern expression with African-American base. By “mess” we mean to annoy or interfere with some other persons business or matters.
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Don’t even think to mess with the new teacher. She’s tough.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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